Welcome to AIMday® Minerals 2017 !!

Welcome to AIMday® Minerals 2017, jointly hosted by the University of Saskatchewan (UofS) and the International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII), in collaboration with the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

This is the first AIMday® being organized in North America. We look forward to welcoming companies, organizations and academic researchers to this event on March 22, 2017, to discuss specific industry challenges in the Minerals sector.

Academic Industry Meeting day, or AIMday®, is centered around workshops whereby company questions are submitted around a central theme which are then discussed by academics from across the University disciplines.

  • Each question or challenge submitted by a company is tackled by a group of academics, with the aim of finding a pathway to a solution.
  • One question, one hour, a group of academic experts – the AIMday® format is unique.
  • Register your attendance at the event by submitting a question on the registration page.

The Minerals Sector

The minerals sector is critical to the Saskatchewan economy with production valued at more than $8.5 billion in 2015. Saskatchewan is the world’s largest potash producer and a top supplier of uranium, and these industries create demand for both knowledge-based products and services and highly educated people. Today the sector is focused on its sustainability and looking to do so through innovation. Greater collaboration between the sector, its suppliers and the province’s research community is key to its future success.

About the Organizers

The International Minerals Innovation Institute   

The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) is a unique innovation supporting network of mining companies, government departments and agencies, non-academic research organizations, and post-secondary institutions, jointly funded by industry and government. Founded in 2012 by five major mining companies in Saskatchewan, Innovation Saskatchewan, and the University of Saskatchewan, the IMII exists to deliver innovation that matters to mining in Saskatchewan. Major industry members now include Agrium, BHP Billiton, Cameco, K+S Potash Canada, The Mosaic Company and Potash Corporation.

University of Saskatchewan   University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is a member of the U15, a group of the top Canadian research universities. Our main campus, well known for its beauty, is located in the heart of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and is home to programs ranging from business, law, and arts and science to engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine, along with many others. The U of S is enhanced by our world-class facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

University of Regina  University of Regina Logo

The University of Regina is home to more than 400 researchers across 10 faculties, two academic units and dozens of academic departments with established reputations for excellence and innovative programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degrees. Over the last decade the University of Regina has emerged as a research-intensive Canadian university, leading in research impact, international collaborations, graduate student training, and industry funding in the following areas of strategic priority: Anxiety, stress & pain; Digital future; Integrated human health: Equity, disease & prevention; Social justice & community safety; and, Water, environment & clean energy. The University of Regina’s rich research enterprise expands the boundaries of knowledge. Our scholars are actively engaged in cutting-edge research that meaningfully impacts those at home and around the globe.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic  Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the provinces’ primary post-secondary applied learning institution.  Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers 177 distinct programs along with 24 apprenticeship programs across all industry sectors in Saskatchewan.  Their faculty are a unique blend of education and industry experience that bring an applied approach to teaching and research.  Saskatchewan Polytechnic performs applied research across all their disciplines and have four state of the art research centers that focus on bioscience, technology, natural resources and health care.  By connecting business, industry and community with academic expertise, leading-edge technology and amazing faculty, Saskatchewan Polytechnic produces applied research that has immediate business value.


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